Sunday, October 20, 2013

Problem Child

Another Heresy zombie completed. Muted most of the colors by mixing in some grey. The skin-tone is a mix of P3 Carnal Pink and Reaper Military Blue.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Week Late And A Zombie Short

"A man's got to know his limitations" 
Dirty Harry

Zombtober is upon us. The thought of participating was tempered by a dose of reality: the odds of me painting one of anything, each and every week for a month, is negligible. That said, the proceedings have put me in the mood for some zombie-painting, so I directed my brush towards this Paul Muller sculpt from Heresy.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Successful Failure

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill 

I have crashed and burned in my efforts to finish the three minis intended for Otherworld's September painting challenge on time. Not the first time something like this has happened, nor will it be the last.

I'm not going to hang my head over it though. The minis are looking good and I'm enjoying myself. I call that success.

The two gorilla-bears are just about done while the owl-bear needs a fair amount of work:

Painting fur gives me trouble and I spent way too much time on it in this case. Painting faces seems to be something I'm pretty good at and I spent way too much time on it as I was having way too much fun. (Not to mention the hope that well executed faces might divert attention from large expanses of unremarkable fur.)

Without really meaning to, I drifted into jack-o-bear territory as the flesh-tones used come across as a bit orange. I steadfastly refused to complete the effect with glowing eyes and instead used actual gorilla eyes as my inspiration.